Leaving Edinburgh we travelled south to the Scottish Borders. Our first stop was Scott’s View, unfortunately it was a very misty morning therefore were weren’t able to admire the beauty of the Eildon Hills and surrounding countryside. Close by we visited the Wallace Monument, this was the first statue to be erected anywhere to commemorate William Wallace.
Our next stop was Jedburgh where we had a leisurely morning coffee then explored the 12th century abbey and Mary, Queen of Scots House. South of Jedburgh we crossed the border into England at the Carter Bar then travelled through the Northumberland National Park to Alnwick.
We had a lovely lunch in the Potting Shed Café in the Treehouse at Alnwick Castle. After lunch the afternoon was spent exploring the castle, gardens and town.
Leaving Alnwick we travelled north, unfortunately due to the heavy rain and mist we weren’t able stop and admire the beauty of the Northumbrian and Berwickshire coastline.
Cecile & Fabrice at Scott’s View
Alnwick Castle from the Lion Bridge
The Treehouse, Alnwick Castle
Our Scottish Borders and Alnwick tour will depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery) every Wednesday at 8.30am.
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